the Colorado Rockies The thrower lost the starting position Ryan Feltner The second half of a 7-4 defeat against Philadelphia Phillies Saturday. The update on the right-hander’s condition came Sunday from manager Bud Black, who to reporters He sustained a small skull fracture and a concussion.
Feltner was placed on the 15-day injured list as right-handed pitcher Riley Bent was called up from Triple A Albuquerque, the club announce.
The 26-year-old is expected to be released from hospital today.
He was hit just above the right ear on a 92.7 mph return from right fielder Felice Nick Castellanos. Several minutes passed as he received medical attention near the mound before he was able to exit the field with the help of two Rockies personnel.
Feltner appeared to remain conscious after being hit, lying flat on his stomach, shaking his head and squinting his eyes. The crowd was reportedly quiet as everyone in the stadium focused on Feltner.
Castellanos has reportedly been vocal about his concern for Feltner, saying he reached out to Rockies players to check on his condition after the game.
Feltner walked four times in a 40-pitch inning as the Phillies took a 4-0 lead before he was knocked out. He retired the first two batters in the second and gave up two hits Bryce Harper before Castellanos even got to the plate.
According to Harper, Castellanos didn’t get all of the field.
“It’s terrible. I’m just thankful Nick didn’t fight baseball as best he could,” Harper said. “We all wish him the best.”
Castellanos added that he had to get over his initial instinct to run to the mound and check on Feltner. “So many regrets and worries and worries. I don’t know, I’ve gone soft since I had kids. I don’t like things like that,” He said.
Cather Elias Diaz He stood next to Feltner as he was helped to his feet. According to Diaz, it was difficult to continue playing. “We’re human,” Diaz said.
The Rockies selected Feltner in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. He has a 5.86 ERA with a 2-3 record and 33 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings pitched this season.